5.5 quake hits SE Turkey, injuries reported
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit a town in southeastern Turkey on Thursday, causing a number of injuries, officials and news reports said. The government-run Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said the earthquake was centered in the town of Samat, in Adiyaman province. It was followed by four more temblors, the strongest measuring 4.4. Yusuf Firat, the mayor for Samsat told NTV television that at least five people were injured in the quake, which knocked down some buildings in the town. The US Geological Survey put the magnitude at 5.6 and said the quake was very shallow at around 10km deep.